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Fine Art Women's Portraits

Lesson 13 of 17

Shoot: Water Sessions Third Model

Jennifer Thoreson

Fine Art Women's Portraits

Jennifer Thoreson

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Lesson Info

13. Shoot: Water Sessions Third Model

Lesson Info

Shoot: Water Sessions Third Model

way might put them in there together here in a minute so they want the models do not run away our last shot could be fun to put a body in there together at least two people so right well her undies are if we can just swing to the fabric so that is the ruffle can go right there yeah we handed that big fern here in a minute that dress looks gorgeous in there this is a note to all the viewers way had a scheduling change and had to move this session a bit earlier which is why we're dealing with this lighting we did check this yesterday and it was in total shade on all that at the ideal time but we had to do a sweep swap so that's why we're fighting line that's beautiful like that okay let's just the feet side by side there uh and let's bring the legs this way just a little there and draw the right leg up just a touch uh just bending the knee uh even a little bit more but feet are still saying together perfect or just I love that firm where it is maybe we could just interact the hand so we ...

take the left to the very bottom of it let's grab a leaf or two and just rotate the hand really gently open yeah and the right can come up here and touch the corner of it yeah so yeah just kind of grab it between your fingers good so you guys the viewers can probably see her chin is up quite a bit and that's the purpose of that pillow and it could even be a bit more but if you kentucky your chin toward your body even a little more there we go this hand if we just let it roll ted over yeah still grabbing just a couple of leaves there you go so pretty drawing that right leg and just a little bit more try to close the gap between the feet gorgeous let your head float this way a little bit even a little bit more without turning your face though so kind of just gluing those feet together down there we go perfect try that too over accentuate that band a little bit that's gorgeous let's bring the left leg up even a little bit more I'm sorry the right leg so sorry there we go well your face is so pretty get a closer shot of yeah hand that's on the bottom if we just rotate it a little bit open even a little bit more yeah right there gorgeous you okay there for a minute somebody mentioned reflections a minute ago too and just to keep in mind that I'm usually the only one up here so we do have camera folks and stuff better showing up in the reflection that normally wouldn't be an issue so most of time you just have to retouch yourself and even then I'm not seeing myself so it's just it could be a little dicey with with folks but we're workshopping ok let's try bending you at the waist toward your feet even more so you're going to become like a little crescent shape without bending the legs though so you're gonna bend at the waist like a side ben uh yeah even a little more gorgeous let's bring the left leg slightly on top of the right leg without crossing the feet so just been that knee and a little bit more the left yeah and just keep the feet together if you can let's bring that left foot on top of the right a little bit more trying to line them up perfect extend the right leg just to touch we're really close just the ride yes beautiful okay so if your head and upper body can go toward your knees a little bit more so you're kind of talking and a little bit there but without bending the knees so keep them a little straighter good okay this hand let's bring up by your face too good so pretty straighten out the right leg and I think we'll have it just a little bit and overlap the feet beautiful beautiful beautiful okay you stay right there that's perfect somebody see where that fern were trying trying to make the fern the same shape as her body so we put it right between her needs I think there we go there we go great try bending the legs back this way just a little bit so your feet or closer to your bomb kind of uh and bring the top leg over the left leg over the right just a little bit right there perfect that's absolutely lovely way try one of two girls together if we have a model somewhere out there in the meantime totally straightened out your body for a minute is there that that that mossy stick close by let's hand it to her and put it like right down the middle there so she's gonna look through the karaoke can't like we did yesterday actually sit that on you yeah aren't you glad you signed up for this let's bring it down a little bit lower yeah good okay so we're gonna try to mimic the shape of it I think if your feet go this way underneath it yeah so the end of it ends up right between her feet end of the stick right between her feet there we go fantastic okay let's involve the hands maybe we bring this one up here I'm following the lines away up here yeah yes and that went on this other little crook here yeah that's beautiful yeah the hair being all out is great especially at the top we get a lot more volume on the top looks amazing yeah way bring the white thing up and an angle a little bit and nowhere do I see on the white but it's in the shot so the white yeah yeah thank you just gently tip your head this way yeah even a little bit more so it's touching the stick perfect as clothes for one one last thing if we bring your right leg up just a little bit even a little bit more and let it fall into that so going to try to keep the feet glued together so it's kind of awkward let's draw it up even closer bend the nia and then smash the feet together they're good got it okay relax a moment we're gonna do one with two of you guys together and then we'll call it a day no without the six let's just leave you actually let's have you out like she is so we're gonna lay you on your back what no no okay I forgot people's names again too much on my mind I can't remember the name yeah what is my name I'm no idea okay can we make you in a little fetal position facing her on your side that make any sense you're going to say all like you are yeah gonna bend so your shins are right up against her hip yeah so if you draw those legs and even more your shins will be on her hip uh huh yeah yeah that's going to be great we just need to move you down a little bit her yeah you're good to go we're just gonna kind of yeah I think even another maybe another foot or so we move you down yeah okay let's bring your left arm out of her her little space there's there's gonna come up above your head I think okay can you touch your forehead to her side right there right underneath kind of where her ribs are ideally uh huh yes oh my goodness pressing the feet right against her okay and can I have you shove your hip toward her a little bit and then feet together let's draw your right leg up toward your body and lay it over the left a little bit this way uh ok if you could draw those things into yourself a little bit more we'll have it uh huh and really pressed your body against hearst that's gorgeous if you will lay your head over her a little bit yes even more okay and proving more is good yes that's great okay good wow it's lovely if you could point your toes both of you actually and let your feet be right up against there we go really pointing this hose draw your right leg up just a little bit more for me and let it fall over her stare there that's it can your head be right by her hip just really really far yeah that's gorgeous in the white thing just come back a little bit for one last picture the white tarp thing yeah one less there got it all right guys let's get you warm beautiful thank you so much joanne that was absolutely incredible

Class Description

Are you ready to delve into the magical world of fine art photography? Join innovative and award-winning photographer Jennifer Thoreson for an immersion into everything you need to know to conceptualize, style, and shoot photographs that double as works of art.

Jennifer will share her unique method for turning a natural setting into a fine art studio, including her one-of-a-kind-technique for creating water portraits. You’ll master the essential principles of posing, lighting, styling, and costuming. Jennifer will also cover working effectively with models, communicating your personal vision, and using Photoshop to add a fine-art-style polish to images.

By the end of this course, you’ll be inspired and empowered to bring a new level of artistry to your photographs.


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